Author: Edgar J. McManus
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Political Science
This, the concise edition of Liberty and Union, is an abridged constitutional history of the United States, designed for short single-semester courses, comprising the key topics from Volumes 1 and 2. Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological coverage with a thematic approach, offering critical analysis of core constitutional history topics, set in the political, social, and economic context that made them constitutional issues in the first place. Combining a thoughtful and balanced narrative with an authoritative stance on key issues, the authors deliberately explain the past in the light of the past, without imposing upon it the standards of later generations. Authored by two experienced professors in the field, this concise edition presents seminal topics while retaining the narrative flow of the two full original volumes. An accessible alternative to dense scholarly works, this textbook avoids unnecessary technical jargon, defines legal terms and historical personalities where appropriate, and makes explicit connections between constitutional themes and historical events. For students in a short undergraduate or postgraduate constitutional history course, or anyone with a general interest in constitutional developments, this book will be essential reading. Useful features include: Full glossary of legal terminology Recommended reading A table of cases Extracts from primary documents Companion website Useful documents provided: Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Constitution of the United States of America Chronological list of Supreme Court justices
Author: David Fiske
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Kidnapping was a lucrative crime in antebellum America, and many American citizens—especially free blacks—were abducted for profit. This book reveals the untold stories of the captured. • Features portraits, sketches, and images of documents and newspaper articles related to kidnapping • Identifies the numerous factors that led to the lucrative business of kidnapping • Describes the physical and psychological subduing of victims • Includes the perspectives of those who tried to help: educators, crusaders, rescuers, and cooperative slave owners
Author: Melvin I. Urofsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science
This work is an overview of American constitutional development, from the founding of the English colonies down through the decisions of the latest term of the Supreme Court. The authors examine in detail the cases handed down by the Supreme Court, showing how these cases played out in the society at large and how constitutional growth parallels change in American culture. The authors also look at lesser known decisions that played important roles in effecting change, and at the Justices who made these decisions. The book offers students of American constitutional history a complete reference work which should be intelligible to the layperson as well as to the specialist.
Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: 2009-10-06
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great “empire of liberty.” This paradoxical phrase may be the key to the American saga: How could the anti-empire of 1776 became the world's greatest superpower? And how did the country that offered unmatched liberty nevertheless found its prosperity on slavery and the dispossession of Native Americans? In this new single-volume history spanning the entire course of US history—from 1776 through the election of Barack Obama—prize-winning historian David Reynolds explains how tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith—both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized American politics for centuries and the larger faith in American righteousness that has driven the country's expansion. Written with verve and insight, Empire of Liberty brilliantly depicts America in all of its many contradictions.
Author: Geoffrey R. Stone
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2004
An investigation into how free speech and other civil liberties have been compromised in America by war in six historical periods describes how presidents, Supreme Court justices, and resistors contributed to the administration of civil freedoms, in an account complemented by rare photographs, posters, and historical illustrations. 20,000 first printing.
Author: Marek Zirk-Sadowski
Release Date: 2016-02-24
This volume analyses current debates concerning problems in the nature, justification, and legal protection of human rights for minorities, with reference to the issues surrounding social milieu as a source of any legitimized law, which is in itself in need of legal recognition as well as being an object of legal protection. With contributions from a global network of scientists across several continents, the work examines the debate dedicated to the understanding of the normative framework, expressed in terms of human rights that guarantee autonomous action in public and private for minority groups as well as individuals. The chapters go on to study the particular claims that need to be audible and visible for others in the public sphere with reference to the legal protection of human rights. The work concludes with the completion of an interpretative circle debating the issues of legal consensus and legal identity with respect to the specificity of the patterns and modes guiding human interactions. Going beyond the legal analysis to discuss communication strategies in human rights, this collection will be of great interest to those studying the philosophy and theory of law, practical philosophy in general, political sciences and theory of democracy.
Author: John Caldwell Calhoun
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1851
Calhoun, John C. A Disquisition on Government and a Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States. Edited by Richard K. Cralle. Charleston, S.C.: Steam Power-Press of Walker and James, 1851. viii, 406 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067584. ISBN 1-58477-127-5. Cloth. $95. * Vice President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, Calhoun [1782-1850] was well-known as a symbol of the Old South and as an advocate for slavery and states' rights. In this treatise he discusses such topics as the party system and trial by jury, praises the constitutions of ancient Rome and modern England and suggests their superiority to the constitution and government of the United States. See Dictionary of American Biography II: 411-419, Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law II: 358 (5748).